Saturday, 21 August 2010

Megrahi’s release was the correct decision made on humane, compassionate grounds

This is the heading over four letters published today in The Herald. They all support the release and some draw attention to the grave concerns that exist about the original conviction.

The Scotsman publishes three letters under the heading "Megrahi decision will not topple the SNP" of which two support the decision.

For a representative press account of the US call for Abdelbaset Megrahi to be returned to a Scottish prison, see the Daily Telegraph's "Lockerbie bombing: US calls for Megrahi to be returned to jail".

A good account of the US call and the Scottish Government's response can be read in the Financial Times article "Scots take firm stand over Megrahi".


  1. Hey Robert, you've typoed on the Herald URL - FYI.

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  3. Thanks, blogiston. The link should now work.